One of our flagship projects, Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Drive is designed to provide climate, market, production, storage & financing information to farmers in rural communities leveraging Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) as well as on-site training services to boost productivity of Rice, Cocoa, Cashew, Maize and Plantain farmers in Nigeria.
We have engaged with over 30 smallholder farmers in Abeokuta in an attempt to help them learn about Climate Smart Agricultural strategies that will help them build resilience and adapt to climate change.
Ultimately, this is to build their capacity to improve their output so we can further connect them to markets, storage facilities and financing that will improve their livelihoods and continually contribute to food security in Nigeria.
African AgriTech Summit is an annual event of MyFarmbase Africa designed to bring together investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers and other stakeholders in the Agriculture ecosystem who currently leverage innovative technologies to deliver value to their end users or who are considering the possibility of doing so.
The focus is essentially to create a platform to have conversations that would deepen the use of technology in Agriculture ecosystem in Africa.
We also want to create an opportunity where new technologies will be discovered and showcased through Hackatons that would be featured as part of the Summit.
First edition was held at Techpoint HQ in Lagos in May 2019 engaging over 300 participants in partnership with Sterling Bank, NIRSAL, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and other globally renowned private sector businesses.
The agriculture sector has the capacity to create multiple jobs for youths in Nigeria. However, poor access to capital, land and labour can deter young people from engaging in agribusiness.
AgriTech Lab is a cohort-based, modular and immersive in-class/field training course that leverages blended learning to provide Agtech skills and education to foster youth inclusion in Agriculture sector, job creation and increasing rate of youth-led agribusinesses in Nigeria.
The project was launched in 2018 against the backdrop of high youth unemployment as a youth empowerment programme in Nigeria and has since be executed in 2 Nigerian states with over 200 youths participating in the programme.
During our first AgriTech Lab workshops in May/June 2019, participants learnt about the use of emerging technologies such as blockchain, drones, mobile agriculture and soilless farming.
We have designed this programme to be a multipronged consultative forum for key stakeholders in Nigeria’s Agriculture sector to lend their voice to reviewing the policy framework of the Agriculture system to promote youth inclusion in Agriculture.
This is a major advocacy effort of MyFarmbase Africa to get the government to act right on youth engagement in Agriculture towards curbing the rising youth unemployment rate in Nigeria and increasing the number of youth-led agribusinesses in Nigeria.
We leverage digital media to bridge information gap in the Agriculture sector for Young Entrepreneurs, Investors and Innovators.
We release monthly newsletter that consists of blogs, webinars, telegram class, social media posts that highlights key researches, investment, job and business opportunities in the Agribusiness landscape.
We consult for medium and large-scale farms with primary focus on the grains, root and tuber, fruits and vegetable valuechain. We also provide market development, business advisory services, farm management, input sourcing and supply services.